Clarence Mitchell, the spokesman for the
McCanns, said the reconstruction would contain
elements of the investigation that had not been
aired before in the hope of providing new clues
in the hunt for Madeleine, who was almost four
when she disappeared.
”There are new aspects of that night that have
not yet been made public and hopefully they will
generate new information that could offer the
vital clue,” he said.
The McCanns left Praia da Luz in September 2007
shortly after being made arguidos – official
suspects – in their daughter’s disappearance.
That status was lifted last July after
prosecutors conceded there was no evidence to
suggest their involvement.
“It is obviously difficult for Gerry to be back
here in the place where his daughter disappeared
but he is prepared to do anything that will help
find her,” Mr Mitchell added.
Kate McCann, 41, stayed behind at the family
home in Rothley, Leicestershire, with twins Sean
Mr McCann and two of his friends, Jane Tanner
and Matt Oldfield, who were holidaying with the
family at the time of Madeleine’s disappearance
would be acting as advisors during the filming
of the reconstruction.
“They will not be taking part but will be there
to advise and ensure that events are portrayed
as they remember,” said Mr Mitchell.
Permission has been granted for filming within
the Ocean Club resort and the holiday apartment
where Madeleine and her twin siblings were left
sleeping on the night she disappeared.
The Cutting Edge documentary is expected to be
aired on May 7th, in the week of the second
anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance.
Madeleine’s sixth birthday is on May 12th.
Mark Raphael, commissioning editor for
documentaries at Channel 4, said: “The
disappearance of Madeleine McCann is one of the
most harrowing unsolved crimes of recent years.
"Two years on Kate and Gerry McCann are still
searching for their daughter. We hope that this
documentary and reconstruction may be able to
provide vital new leads for the investigation.”